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Thread: What Size Blades & Combs for Poodles?

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    Question What Size Blades & Combs for Poodles?

    I am doing my poodles & ****zu with a pair of trimmers & scissors at present but have a set of oyester clippers & was wondering what size blade & combs poeple suggest I buy? I like my poodles in a short but puppy cut & well the ****zu I have never body clipped[have been hand shedding & brushing] but he is just too hot now with his full adult coat.
    Will I need different blades for the different coat types?
    I would also like to use them to give my older tibetan mastiff Bubba what we call an air stripe down his underside[lets air in but keeps apperance of a full coat] but he is triple coated so will he need different blades again?

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    Its coming up with **** cause its actually spelt Shih Tzu
    Sorry, no grooming advice from me!
    I couldn't own a breed that needs clipping
    Education not Legislation

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    ha ha, I di not even realize I was spetllinh it with a t, bad habit from their shortened name of ****ty's.

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    Hi,

    Clipper world has info on this-http://www.clipperworld.com.au/shop/index.php?act=viewDoc&docId=6

    I personally use #5F for my s/tzu for body but #3F or #3 will be better as the hair will be little longer. I won't go higher #for s/tzu for the body. For hygiene use #10 or 15 and #30 (#40 will be better) for paws.

    If you purchase more than 3 blades, I would consider purchasing them from the states.

    You can also use Youtube (go for spaneilmom93) for further info. I hope this helps.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hachna View Post
    Hi,

    Clipper world has info on this-http://www.clipperworld.com.au/shop/index.php?act=viewDoc&docId=6

    I personally use #5F for my s/tzu for body but #3F or #3 will be better as the hair will be little longer. I won't go higher #for s/tzu for the body. For hygiene use #10 or 15 and #30 (#40 will be better) for paws.

    If you purchase more than 3 blades, I would consider purchasing them from the states.

    You can also use Youtube (go for spaneilmom93) for further info. I hope this helps.
    Thanks & will those sizes work for the poodles too?

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    Well it will be totally depending on what look you would like to achieve. I think for hygiene and paws are pretty much same across those breeds (Again the link from my previous posting will provide recommendation for each breed). It is however your decision what blades you use for your dogs. For instance I do not use #10 for my minis any more as l prefer natural stripped look of my minis with #5F. I just have to do more frequently. Youtube (Spanielmom93) explains more about different blades and breed specific grooming. I highly recommend!
    I love cooking but I love eating even more.

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    Hachna,
    Thanks great info & links............
    As far as the look i am trying to acheive anything would be an upgrade on my scissoring, lol...............
    Thanks again....................

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    #5 here for Shih Tzus along the back but I always taper the sides and leave a 'skirt' as well as leaving longer hair on the face and tail, just looks so much better than all stripped off.

    Poodles I use a variety depending on what I am doing.
    At the moment mine are done wit ha #10 with the grain all over the body then a #15 against the grain for feet, face and tail.
    #10 on the body is very short, but we spend a bit of time in the water so it makes life easier.

    In winter I use a #7 with the grain and scissor the legs. #15 feet, face and tail again.

    To do a poodle you can get away with just a #10 blade if you want them short. with the grain and against makes a huge difference.

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    #10 in my opinion is way to short, i only use a #10 on the groin and arm pits, on a poodle the shortest i would go is a #5 and #3 on the legs or a clip on comb, i personally like a #3 or #4 body and longer legs, it looks nicer. #15 against grain on the feet, face and tail. i like a #4 or #3 on shih tzu's but it all depends on how short you want to go, the shortest i would go is #7 and thats only if the dog is matted, good luck!

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